COVID-19 INFO FOR FRIDAY MARCH 27TH
This is a difficult time and for the safety of everyone, we are making some changes to our current Friday protocol. We are very sorry about this.
PLEASE, ONLY BRING YOUR DOG THIS FRIDAY FOR VACCINATIONS IF ABSOLUTELY NEEDED...EG, YOU WOULD NEED TO RESTART THE DISTEMPER SERIES IF NOT BOOSTED THIS WEEK--you have up to 6 wks between vaccs-- OR RABIES IS NEEDED...if you arrive and your vaccine can wait until a future date your dog will not be vaccinated
1- In order to protect the safety of our team, our doctor and other clients, we request all clients showing signs of illness that can be associated with COVID-19 remain at home and not bring their pet. If you are feeling sick, (ESPECIALLY fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) do not come. If you have been in contact with someone infected or potentially infected, do not come.
2- We are asking pet owners not to enter the building in order to minimize contact distances. A tech or assistant will come to your vehicle so please call when you get here: 717-304-9987
3: Please bring as FEW people as possible in your vehicle and ideally keep your children at home if possible.
4: THE VACCINATION CLINIC WILL ONLY BE FROM 9-10AM
5: The tech or assistant will be bringing your dog into the clinic so if only you can handle your dog you may need to come back on another Friday-thank you!
6: PAYMENT: we will ONLY be accepting credit card payments at this time...a tech will collect your info including the name on the card, the type of card and the CC#-you will not be able to use a card that requires a PIN; if you do not feel comfortable giving us your information to run your card then wait until we once again take cash, thank you!!
A VACCINATION CLINIC IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN EXAM. ANIMALS ARE NOT EXAMINED AT THE VACCINATION CLINIC. ALL PUPPIES AND KITTENS NEED AN EXAM. ALL DOGS AND CATS NEED AN ANNUAL OR A SEMI-ANNUAL EXAM. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL PETS CAN BE MADE AT THE EXAM.
WHEN: A Reduced Cost Canine Vaccination Clinic is provided EVERY FRIDAY from 9-10 am unless posted otherwise. YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE VACCINATION CLINICS!!
FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOUR DOG MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES!!!!!
COST FORM: For costs and services please check out the "Canine Vaccination Clinic Cost Form." Services rendered include vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, fecal centrifugation, Giardia testing, and nail trimming. You can read the Vaccination Information handout for info on all vaccines offered. We will not vaccinate unhealthy dogs. We will not vaccinate pregnant or nursing moms.
PAYMENT: Cash or Money order only due at the time services are rendered
PLEASE BRING YOUR DOGS IN HUNGRY SO WE CAN GIVE THEM TREATS AND MAKE THEIR EXPERIENCE GETTING VACCINATED MORE PLEASURABLE. IF THEY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY PLEASE TELL US. YOU CAN ALSO BRING ALONG SPECIAL TREATS FOR YOUR PUP. IF YOU HAVE A PUPPY OR SMALL DOG PLEASE FEED THEM A SMALL AMOUNT BEFORE COMING.
Rabies is required by law at 12 - 16 weeks of age. Since Rabies is endemic in PA make sure to get your pet vaccinated! You will receive a 1 year license with the FIRST Rabies vaccine despite the fact that we use a 3 year vaccine for dogs. A 3 year license is given with the SECOND Rabies vaccine as long as you provide proof of previous vaccination. In PA, you MUST present the Rabies certificate to be issued a 3 year license, NOT the tag.
The Distemper vaccine (Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza) is a CORE vaccine. ALL dogs must receive this series. Our area commonly has outbreaks of Parvo, which can be fatal, so make sure to get your pet up to date!
We ONLY use MERIAL vaccines for dogs due to their efficacy and low risk of adverse vaccine reactions. Merial uses cutting edge technology for vaccine development.
We utilize the most current vaccination guidelines along with the most up to date information we acquire every year at continuing education classes.